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The only ear plugs recommended by my Ear Specialist
on 26 October 2012
I recently had an awful ear infection, and had to go to hospital to get the infection sucked out of my ear canal. It was done with a very tiny suction device, and sounded like I had my head against a jet engine. After having a general chat to the specialist about my lifestyle and ear health, I told him I used silicone ear plugs. He couldn't have been more troubled by this. Apparently silicone ear plugs leave a small residue of the silicone in your ear canal which is bad for ear health. He said he cleans the stuff out of peoples' ears all the time.
The only solution to this? Natural wax earplugs. Wax naturally moves out of your ear so there is no chance it can cause you any damage. It's what your own body produces to go there anyway! So if you need to block out sound, plug up your ears with these. Never use something that can leave a foreign residue - that's the advice of my Ear specialist at St Georges Hospital, London.
The cotton around these plugs need to be removed and you might want to warm them and squish them to get them soft enough. Once in they block out as much sound as any other ear plugs I've worn. I work nights and sleep in the day most of the time, and live next to a garage... The noise is reduced to nothing, and I haven't once been woken up by them thanks to these.
The only negative I can think of but is easily solved:
Some people may have very large ear canals, in which case they might want to combine two together to stop them falling out.
They are a bargain because they cost four times the amazon price in my local pharmacy.I highly recommend these especially after my doctors advice.